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Kickstart for Sport and Activity Execs

Executives of sport clubs and activity groups are automatically part of the Kickstart scheme. A submission form will be set up and emailed out to you where you will record the time you spend volunteering as an exec and also the skills you use and develop. 


Level 1 award 


  • 25 hours volunteering. This can be attendance at on online completion of training, submitting paperwork for events and finances, making and sharing marketing images, being at exec and UBU meetings, running online or in person events or regular sessions etc. Putting time towards bonus training or events also counts. 
  • Examples of skills being demonstrated or developed within your role


Skill definitions level 1: 

Professional values 

Someone who displays professional values will:

  • portray a professional image through reliability, consistency and honesty
  • dress and act appropriately
  • deliver work outcomes to agreed quality standards and timescales
  • be accountable for their actions.

As well as the above, USU has its own relevant by laws and policies which are you expected to understand and adhere too, and your have your own values and duties within youtr exec teams and role.

Management of own performance 

Part of your development is recognising your own strengths and weaknesses and being prepared to do something about them. Knowing yourself, and understanding your own behaviour in situations, is an important indicator in assessing how open you are to new challenges and how committed you are to personal and professional development. Using your Kickstart submission form is a way to record your achievements and keep a log of your commitment to developing and learning by accessing training support or taking on new tasks within your exec team. 



  • Listening skills – communication is not just about getting your ideas across, it is also about actively listening to other people’s thoughts and taking them on board. People are more likely to listen to you if you've shown them the same courtesy.
  • Presentation skills – To communicate effectively in the workplace, you need to be able to present your information clearly. Presentation skills doesn’t just mean knowing how to put a good set of powerpoint slides together, it means engaging and connecting with an audience to get your message across.
  • Tailoring information to suit the audience – As well as being able to decide what information is important and how to present it, a good communicator is able to tailor that information to suit their audience. You wouldn't use the same language in an informal meeting with close colleagues as you would to present the same information to a group of external clients, for example.


Give an example using STAR to prove you have worked in a team and show what you did to make sure the team achieved what it set out to achieve.